Rating: 4.5 stars
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With Valentine’s Day steadily approaching, JT is looking forward to spending time with Brett, but then Brett announces that they will be meeting his mother and Ray at a bar to celebrate the day. If that weren’t enough, the closer the holiday gets, the more unromantic Brett seems. And to top it off, the barn—the place where Brett’s former lover died—still haunts him and remains a sore spot between them. Buried under disappointment, JT decides he will take what he can get on the most romantic day of the year.
Although he’s upset, JT tries to remain unbothered, but Brett can see right through it. Not wanting to cause strife in their relationship, JT brushes off Brett’s concern by saying everything is fine. After Brett blows him off, leaving him to catch a ride to the bar with Ray for their Valentines date, JT is infuriated. But when Brett disappears and leaves him alone with Ray and Brett’s mother, that’s the last straw. But everything is not as it seems, and JT finds himself unbroken when Brett reveals his romantic side.
I love JT and Brett, have since Unbreak My Heart, and this novella is the perfect addition for these guys. Unbroken Hearts picks up a few months after the conclusion of the first book, and we get to see the guys’ first Valentine’s Day. What I love so much about this is that they are still learning one another. They still make mistakes and keep secrets they shouldn’t. They are perfectly imperfect, and I love it.
The set up for this story is wonderful. I love the tension between JT and Brett. JT’s disappointment and frustration, even his jealousy, add so much to the feel of this story. Klein does a tremendous job telling this story and the real emotions leap from the page in a way that was breathtaking at times. I can’t tell you how beautiful, heartbreaking, and wonderful it was at the same time.
This novella is strictly in JT’s POV so we get to see him through the author’s eyes once again. I love that this normally self-assured psychology major turned ranch hand still has insecurity issues when it comes to Brett. I love that he’s not perfect and that his relationship is still growing. I love that they are not the golden couple, yet they are. And I love that even though Brett finally, finally expressed his feelings at Thanksgiving, that didn’t automatically mean he would be permanently expressive of every emotion and thought he had. These guys are a work in progress and that’s what makes them so real and so lovable.
So, yes, read Unbroken Hearts, and if you haven’t read Unbreak My Heart, read that too, because you’ll definitely need to read it first. These books must be read in chronological order. I adore these guys and I love what this author is doing with them. I can’t wait to see what comes next for them. I highly recommend Unbroken Hearts by K-lee Klein.